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American Girl closing Wilmot operations; 135 employees affected

2 hours 8 min ago
Middleton-based American Girl will be closing its call center and distribution center operations in Wilmot, Wis., putting 135 people out of work at those facilities.

Fugitive found in wall of Madison home, officials say

2 hours 23 min ago
A Madison man wanted on domestic violence charges was found inside a wall in the closet of his friend's home Wednesday, taken into custody after a brief scuffle with deputies.

Badgers inside linebacker Chris Orr focused on improvement, not battle for starting job

2 hours 38 min ago
Despite Orr’s body of work with the Badgers, he’s projected to slot in behind both T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly on the depth chart in his fourth year at UW.

Great Lakes book next Go Big Read selection at UW

2 hours 53 min ago
A harrowing real-life tale about the demise of the Great Lakes has been chosen as the next book in the Go Big Read series of campus-wide book reading at UW-Madison.

Mazomanie man, 3 others indicted on meth charges

3 hours 53 min ago
Four people, including a Mazomanie man, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of distributing methamphetamine.

August, a shoe store and social scene on State Street

4 hours 23 min ago
The high-end shop, near Badger Liquor, provides a gathering place for artists, DJs and skateboarders and sells specialty lines of shoes, denim and t-shirts.

Jury duty scam being run in Rock County, sheriff warns

5 hours 8 min ago
If you live in Rock County and get a phone call saying you missed jury duty and should send money to clear it up, it's a scam.

Biggest snowfall of the season has to be cleared from Madison sidewalks by noon

5 hours 23 min ago
Madison residents have until noon Thursday to clear the biggest snowfall of the year from city sidewalks, or run the risk of getting fined.

Sergeant charged with felony for releasing records

6 hours 10 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice is prosecuting a Taylor County sheriff's detective for releasing records of two unsolved murders to producers of a national television show.

Biggest snowstorm of the season hits Madison with a record 7.2 inches of snow

6 hours 38 min ago
The biggest snowstorm of the snow season dumped a record 7.2 inches of snow on Madison Wednesday, but that very likely will be the last snow we see in this very unusual spring.

How to make a perfect rack of lamb in the oven

6 hours 53 min ago
Lamb is typically set aside for special occasions. This holds true especially for a rack of lamb — one of the pricier cuts. But rack of lamb is noted for its terrific flavor and for being versatile and easy to…

AG charges law enforcement officer with felony for unauthorized release of police records

8 hours 18 min ago
The matter raises questions about how law enforcement should treat records from ongoing investigations and why state officials are prosecuting a public employee for releasing public records.

A meal at nuuNoosh is worth the effort

8 hours 23 min ago
One of the most unlikely restaurants in town is putting out some amazing food thanks to its owner-chef.

State treasurer recommends buying, replacing Downtown building, moving state offices into new facility at site

10 hours 3 min ago
The move could save roughly $190 million over 50 years, Treasurer Matt Adamczyk estimated, though that figure doesn’t include maintenance costs.

Wisconsin submits reinsurance proposal to feds

14 hours 22 min ago
Wisconsin on Wednesday submitted a proposal for a reinsurance program on the Affordable Care Act marketplace to the federal government.

Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:54pm
Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump -- who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples decades ago -- says he received a call from the President last Friday seeking advice and warned the President to be…

Court approves sale of Boston Store and Younkers parent company to liquidators

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:15pm
Tn action that could spell the end of two Boston Stores in Madison and affect hundreds of people who work in parent company Bon-Ton Stores' Milwaukee headquarters.

Brad Schimel criticizes state bar for giving award to lawyer with felony conviction

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:07pm
The president of the state bar is recommending the award nomination for Stephan Addison be withdrawn "acknowledging the seriousness of the issue of sexual assault and out of respect to survivors and victims."

Good riddance to cowardly Ryan -- Marlene Buechel

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:00pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, and his supporters could not be more wrong when they try to convince us he is leaving the House with a positive legacy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Be sure to bring right ID to polls -- Kathleen Fullin

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:00pm
As a long time poll worker, I was interested to read the April 14 article “AG: Voter ID helped GOP."